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15,000 expected at 10th annual African-American Festival

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The 10th annual African American Festival is happening this weekend at the University of Toledo Scott Park campus.

Fifteen thousand people are expected for food, fun and entertainment.

But there's also a serious side to what's happening here.

The Toledo Urban Credit Union sponsors the event.

Various groups, organizations and businesses come offering tips and advice.

"Because it helps the community. They enjoy it, get a free health clinic, learn about education, culture and history," said Suzette Cowell of the Credit Union.

R. Leo Gordon is at the festival representing the group 'Better Detroit Youth Movement.'

They promote how to improve the quality of life and learning for children.

"What about gangs for good? We can start gangs for good. We can teach young people how to be business owners, support people through mentoring programs and school. There's all kinds of things we can do to improve the quality of life and learning for our children," said Mr. Gordon.

David Head's foundation promotes love, guidance and direction for kids.

He says corporations, educators and everyday citizens need to work together.

"It can't be done overnight. The adults got to take responsibility to make a difference in America and we all have that responsibility. We've all got to join hands to make a difference," said Mr. Head.

You can learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of youth by visiting the African American Festival.

Click here for more information on the festival.

The festival runs from 2 PM – 10 PM on Sunday.

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